cogcom 15(5): e4

Research Article

TimeNET Optimization Environment

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/icst.valuetools.2014.258193,
        author={Christoph Bodenstein and Armin Zimmermann},
        title={TimeNET Optimization Environment},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Cognitive Communications},
        volume={1},
        number={5},
        publisher={EAI},
        journal_a={COGCOM},
        year={2015},
        month={2},
        keywords={scpn, simulation based optimization, petri nets},
        doi={10.4108/icst.valuetools.2014.258193}
    }
    
  • Christoph Bodenstein
    Armin Zimmermann
    Year: 2015
    TimeNET Optimization Environment
    COGCOM
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.valuetools.2014.258193
Christoph Bodenstein1,*, Armin Zimmermann1
  • 1: TU-Ilmenau
*Contact email: Christoph.Bodenstein@tu-ilmenau.de

Abstract

In this paper a novel tool for simulation-based optimization and design-space exploration of Stochastic Colored Petri nets (SCPN) is introduced. The working title of this tool is TimeNET Optimization Environment (TOE). Targeted users of this tool are people modeling complex systems with SCPNs in TimeNET who want to find parameter sets that are optimal for a certain performance measure (fitness function). It allows users to create and simulate sets of SCPNs and to run different optimization algorithms based on parameter variation. The development of this tool was motivated by the need to automate and speed up tests of heuristic optimization algorithms to be applied for SCPN optimization. A result caching mechanism is used to avoid recalculations.